Austin Local News

The San Marcos Police Department is warning residents of a Craigslist scammer who is falsely claiming to be a rental property agent and making off with people’s money. Police say the man, described as a 40-50 year old white male with a heavy-set build and white hair, falsely...
Lawyers had planned to argue Tuesday as to whether or not a lawsuit aimed at Williamson County District Attorney Jana Duty should move forward or not, but a judge has abated the hearing until July 26. At issue are allegations of official misconduct aimed at Duty, including lying...
Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape says, effective immediately, the county is under a ban for outdoor burning. The order includes all outdoor burning not confined to an enclosure capable of containing all sparks and flames. The decision was made following a very wet month of May,...
From Travis County Emergency Services: Travis County Parks plans to conduct a prescribed burn at Pace Bend Park between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow, July 20. The prescribed burn will take approximately two to four hours to complete. Travis County Parks is conducting the burn in...
Travis County Commissioners declare July as Watch Your Car month. Help prevent auto theft and burglaries. Hide your valuables and take your keys.
FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN The City of Austin Economic Development Department / Music & Entertainment Division will host a Music Venue Summit to discuss actions of interest specific to live music venue owners and management from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at the Palm Door...
The San Marcos Police Department is warning residents of a Craigslist scammer who is falsely claiming to be a rental property agent and making off with people’s money. Police say the man, described as a 40-50 year old white male with a heavy-set build and white hair, falsely...
Chief of Police Art Acevedo is recommending all officers parter up and begin making use of the buddy system while out on patrol. His call comes in the wake of the killing of five police officers in Dallas and another three in Baton Rouge. Acevedo initially had tasked sergeants...
This morning at 3:13, Austin Police Officers responded to a disturbance at the Colonial Village at Quarry Oaks apartment complex, 6263 McNeil Drive. Upon arrival, officers encountered two men attempting to load a male victim into a car. It appeared the male victim suffered from...